There were two views Thursday night on Attorney General William P. Barr’s complaints about President Trump’s tweets targeting the Justice Department and they couldn’t have been more distinct: Supporters of the Trump administration took Barr at face value and praised him. Critics thought he was faking it.
“The attorney general says it’s getting in the way of doing his job,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told Fox News anchor Bret Baier. “Maybe the president should listen to the attorney general.“
“Barr doesn’t care where it takes him,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said to Fox’s Sean Hannity. “He just looks for justice.”
Barr’s detractors didn’t think the attorney general was looking for justice. Rather, many thought he objected to Trump’s tweets because they expose the administration’s true motives.